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DE GROOT Bob

Bob De Groot is a Belgian comics writer, best known for his collaborations with Turk on the series 'Robin Dubois', 'Léonard' and 'Clifton'. However, he began his career as an artist. Born in Brussels, he was seventeen years old when he enrolled in art school. During this period, he met Maurice Tillieux, whom he assisted on 'Félix', and who became a major influence on De Groot. In the following years, De Groot produced up to 300 pages for weekly newspaper supplements, as well as short stories for Pilote in from scripts by Hubuc, Reiser and Fred. It was with Fred that he created the funny espionage serial 'L'Agent Caméléon 4 x 8 = 32'. They were joined by the artist Turk to assist on the graphical part of the series.

It was the beginning of a longtime collaboration between De Groot and Turk, that was continued with 'Archimède' in the mini-books section of Spirou in 1968. They joined Tintin in the following year and created their first comical 'Robin Dubois' stories. It became one of their best known creations that was collected in book format by Lombard and Dargaud between 1979 and 1998. Also for Tintin, the duo took over the secret agent series 'Clifton' from Jo-El Azara (created originally by Raymond Macherot) in 1970. De Groot has remained the scriptwriter of the series throughout the 1980s, working with the artist Bédu between 1986 and 1990.

In 1993, he teamed up with artist André Taymans and fellow writer Jean-François di Giorgio to write the second story of 'Sam Griffith, published by Éditions Alpen. By 1999 he began a collaboration with Michel Rodrigue on three albums of 'Doggyguard' (1999-2000) and new 'Clifton' stories between 2003 and 2006. He resumed 'Robin Dubois' in the following year, but now with Ludo Borecki and Miguel Díaz Vizoso. Turk and De Groot's 'Leonard' also retuned to the pages of Eppo, after the magazine's relaunch in 2009.

 

 

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Original comci art 428 from LEONARD issue 31 by Bob De Groot

Original comci art 428 from LEONARD issue 31 by Bob De Groot

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Original gag 566 of LEONARD issue 43 Story-Board by Bob de GROOT

Original gag 566 of LEONARD issue 43 Story-Board by Bob de GROOT

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Original comic art of LEONARD n° 552 tome 42 by Bob de GROOT

Original comic art of LEONARD n° 552 tome 42 by Bob de GROOT

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450.00 Euros

 
DE GROOT Bob

DE GROOT Bob

Birth : 1941-10-26
Country : France